Auburn Top247 defensive tackle commit Dee Liner doesn't want to talk about his recruitment during Under Armour All-America Game Week.
Dee Liner has been solid at practice this week.
But he will chat about pretty much anything else. Including his catchy name.
According to Liner, people discus that as much as they do his size, athleticism and athletic ability.
"It's all the time," Liner told 247Sports. "It seems like everybody does … everybody talks about it"
The truth is, "Dee" is not actually Liner's real first name.
"My mom gave me that nickname when I was real young," Liner said.
*Ryan Green of St. Petersburg Catholic (Fla.), the country's No. 2 all-purpose back, is firmly committed to Florida State, but Tennessee and Vanderbilt reached out to him after Seminoles assistant Eddie Gran, Green's primary recruiter, recently left the program. The Green family thinks very highly of Commodores coach James Franklin, the staff, the school and the city of Nashville, and would have given Ryan their blessing had he chosen Vanderbilt.
*Four-star outside linebacker Matt Rolin of Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods is here in central Florida this week, but the Gators commit isn't practicing. Because he recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL, Rolin, the No. 12 player nationally at his position, is on crutches.
Tramel Terry will have surgery Friday to repair a torn ACL.
Rolin's surgery was performed four weeks ago by South Carolina’s team orthopedic surgeon Jeff Guy just prior to Rolin flipping his commitment from South Carolina to Florida. According to Rolin, that was something some Gamecock fans took offense to.
"They think South Carolina paid for it, and I only went there to get free surgery," Rolin said. "But the doctor has a private practice in Columbia (S.C.), and he's one of the best doctors in the country. That's why we chose him."
An early enrollee, Rolin will leave for Gainesville right after Friday's game. His parents have brought down all his clothes from Virginia.
*Speaking of the Rolin family, here's an interesting tidbit -- Rolin's father, Mike Rolin, is in the secret service. Back in 2008, he was on the road with now-first lady Michelle Obama during the presidential campaign.
*Georgia receiver commit Tramel Terry of Goose Creek (Ga.) was here for the first two days of the event, but left Tuesday so he could move into his dorm room in Athens, Ga. Terry, who couldn't practice or play this week because he recently sustained a torn ACL, plans to have surgery on Friday in Athens. "I'm just ready to get the surgery over with so I can get to work." He has been told he will need "five or six months to recover."
While he was in central Florida, Terry roomed with another Georgia commit, quarterback Brice Ramsey of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County. Those two also will be roommates in college.
*One of the players four-star uncommitted running back Alvin Kamara of Norcross (Ga.) is splitting carries with this week is five-star back Kelvin Taylor, a Florida pledge from Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Day School.
"Me and him are really cool," Kamara said. "He's pretty shifty for how big he is. Once he gets the ball, he hits the hole."
Keanu Neal has NFL blood in his family.
Kamara admittedly thinks it is pretty cool that Taylor's father, Fred Taylor, was a standout running back in the NFL. He added that Taylor doesn't have a big head even though he has a pretty famous football dad.
"He doesn't act like it," Kamara said.
*Top247 safety Keanu Neal of Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter knows what it takes to make it big in football. His older brother, Clinton Hart, played seven seasons in the NFL.
"He helps a lot," said Neal, a Florida commit. "He really paved the road for me. He makes me earn everything I get."
While Neal is a fairly well-known recruit, Hart actually never played college football. He began his career in the Arena Football League and then played in NFL Europe before finally getting a shot with the Philadelphia Eagles.
*Ex-NFL star linebacker LaVar Arrington has been among the most vocal coaches on hand this week. On Tuesday, he repeatedly referred to Notre Dame linebacker commit Alex Anzalone of Reading (Pa.) Wyomissing as Quasimodo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame. A day later, he was all over the field, at one point giving positive words of encouragement to Ben Boulware of Anderson (S.C.) T.L. Hanna after the Clemson commit made a nice stop. "That's how you play the run!" he shouted.
It's easy to forget how young these players are. Case in point: According to Boulware, he didn't know who Arrington was when the week began. Arrington, once an All-American at Penn State, played his last NFL game in 2006.
*Regarding Boulware, the 6-feet-1, 230-pounder is having a nice week of practice. One coach at the event spoke very highly of him, going so far as to compare him to former NFL linebacker Zach Thomas, who like Boulware was somewhat undersized.
*Five-star uncommitted defensive tackle Montravius Adams, who hurt his ankle Monday, once again didn't practice and the ankle is still in some sort of brace. But Adams said he is doing better, and he still wants to play in Friday's game.
*Oklahoma State three-star receiver commit Ra'Shaad Samples of Dallas (Texas) Skyline was impressed Wednesday by the performance of five-star quarterback Christian Hackenberg of Fork Union Military (Va.). "Today, he looked like a guy that some people say is the best quarterback in the country," Samples said. According to Samples, he also has been impressed by Ramsey.
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